Orphanage manager arrested for fraud and corruption

2019-06-17 21:32
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The manager of a Cape Town orphanage was arrested for fraud and corruption on Friday..

The 49-year-old, who manages an orphanage in Woodstock, was arrested during a sting operation by the Hawks' serious corruption investigation team and the Department of Social Development.

According to the Hawks' spokesperson Philani Nkwalase, 35 children were found during the operation but no records for them were found on the premises.

He said the Department of Social Development played a role in reuniting the children with their immediate families.  

The centre was shut down on June 12 and 17 children were removed from the building after allegations of sexual abuse, which are under investigation.

The manager, who cannot be identified, is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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